Reviews a range of fundamental concepts, recent developments and practical applications in dispersion theory, along with relevant insights from colloidal and interfacial science. The text contains new work on the stabilization of solid-liquid dispersions. It focuses on topics as varied as electrostatics, hydrodynamics and rheology.
"The book may be considered as the first reference text on colloid dispersions, which demonstrates that this field has already become a discipline with a solid theoretical basis."
---Iasi Polytechnic Magazine, 2000
Introduction to solid-liquid dispersions; preparation of dispersions; behaviour of colloidal dispersions; hydrodynamics of colloidal dispersions; colloidal dispersion forces; electrical phenomena at the solid-liquid interface; structural forces and adhesive contact theory; stability of dispersions; thermodynamics of colloidal dispersions; adsorption at the solid-liquid interface; structure of adsorbate; concentrated dispersions.